Prince Charles right to accept suitcase of cash, says Brandon Lewis


PRINCE Charles has done nothing wrong by accepting donations of a million euros in cash stuffed into a suitcase, according to a cabinet minister.

Brandon Lewis also said the Prime Minister is right to plan for the long-term amid controversy over comments he made about staying in Downing Street for three terms.

Asked to comment on a report that Prince Charles accepted a donation of one million euros packed into a suitcase, Mr Lewis said there was no evidence he had done anything wrong.

He told GB News: “All of these donations into these charities go through proper due processes.

“It’s right that they do that in the same way that political donations and donations to any charity should go through a proper process and they’re supporting those issues that so many people care about.”

He added: “I think it is clear that this went through, this money went through proper due process as it rightly should.”

Mr Lewis, in an interview during Breakfast with Stephen and Anne on GB news, also praised the Prime Minister as a leader who is adept at planning for the future.

“I think we’ve got in our Prime Minister is somebody who has been very much looking at the long-term,” he said.

“We often get criticised in politics and in government around looking at the next election, the next week, the next few years at most.

“Somebody who’s looking at that long-term benefit, long-term development of our country, is a good thing and the enthusiasm and the drive and the energy that the Prime Minister’s got for that and the determination around that I think is a really positive thing.”

Mr Lewis insisted that the government is delivering on its promises and will continue to.

“We want to be able to deliver that for people so people have more money in their pockets, more ability to make their own decisions about how they spend that whilst having a good strong foundation to our economy.

“And that’s what we’ve got to deliver, so we can show people absolutely rightly at the next General Election, not only have we delivered both on Brexit through Covid on what is this atrocious war in Ukraine, but also on our domestic issues for people and we’ve got plans for the next parliament as well.”

He added: “I remember the period from 2010 to 2015, when we were consistently 10 to 15 points behind in the polls. There was a poll just a couple of days ago showing only a two point gap, three point gap at the moment.

“I remember the pressure even then on David Cameron and people talking about change, challenges to David, and obviously we went on to win the 2015 general election.

“I do think actually the Prime Minister Boris Johnson is somebody who will be able to show our colleagues but more importantly, in a way actually the general public that we are the party that has got the right ideas to take things forward.”